A hugely exciting element of heading off on an adventure is the anticipation and preparation – even packing. Obviously much though goes into your holiday wardrobe, but equal thought should be put into packing your cosmetics case, regardless of the destination – from felucca trips down the Nile to luxury getaways.
When travelling, the key is to be concise with your beauty arsenal. Every product must serve a key function, be less than 100mls (in fear of lost luggage, my beauty kit is always in my carry-on so pack size is vital) and work for hours. It is a true test of your cosmetics’ abilities.
So, here are our Top 5 Travel Essentials, all of which are suitable for all skin types and ages.
I hope these tips ensure you are camera ready for all those magic moments abroad!
La Mav Organic BB Crème (RRP $39.95)
With a natural sunscreen, truly effective coverage (even for my skin, which is prone to redness) and ease of application, this is an absolute must for any trip. With 24 hours moisturisation, it takes you from day to night, as well as through gruelling, long-haul flights.
People for Plants Hydrating Gel
This oil free gel is rapidly absorbed, providing immediate hydration. The cucumber acts as an astringent - tightening and refreshing. This product doubles as a hydration mask – perfect for post-flight skin recovery, or to treat your skin after wind and sun exposure from a day of biking through Cambodia!
O&M Travel Size Hair Care
(RRP from $29.95)
Rarely are hotel shampoos and conditioners superior quality, so I always take minis of my favourites - O&M Hydrate & Conquer Shampoo and Conditioner plus O&M Seven Day Miracle Treatment. No girl can afford continuous bad hair days caused by unworthy hair care products.
La Mav Bio A7 Firming Eye Lotion
Relieves puffiness caused by reduced sleep or holiday indulgences. Hint: When travelling and unable to reapply your makeup, place a few dots over the top of your BB Crème and voila! Fresh eyes.
Kester Black Buttercream Nail Polish
There’s something about having painted nails that makes you feel more put together and ready to tackle the world. This colour is the perfect nude. It is appropriate for all occasions and locations, plus chips are less noticeable in this tone. The perfect polish to feel perfectly polished.
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